An award winning artist, Karen works in all traditional painting and drawing mediums but is primarily exhibiting her works in oil. As an alla prima and plein air painter she is most interested in landscapes, portraits/figures, and still life subjects constantly pursuing the beauty in nature in the challenge of creating art. Karen accepts portrait commissions and offers private lessons in drawing and painting for adults and teens in her studio. Her works can be seen at the IAA gallery and in her home studio by appointment. She was born and raised in Chicago and has lived in Arkansas and Florida since the late sixties and has been a member of the Island Art association since 1993.